Column was unfair to GB town manager

To the editor:

I thought Alan Chartock's March 19 commentary about the Great Barrington town manager was just awful ("'Best small town' doesn't need bigger government."

He has every right to disagree with her request for additional staff. He has absolutely no right to then attack her using the "she's from New York" line and worse to imply she doesn't work hard and the next town manager might be waiting in the wings.

Why would anyone in their right mind want to work for this town?! He is incredibly disrespectful of her and the job she does and owes her an apology!

Nora Hayes, Great Barrington